DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2019-076
September 20, 2019
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, GUEST PRIESTS, AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: NATIONAL PRAYER FOR TEACHERS
Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:
Greetings of Peace!
The CBCP Permanent Council has favorably recommended the observance of the National Teacher’s Day. Hence, during their meeting held last September 18, 2019, the request of the Metrobank Foundation for an endorsement of the National Prayer for Teachers was presented and approved.
In this regard and as per invitation from the CBCP Permanent Council, our bishop, Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. is requesting your Reverences to read the attached PRAYER FOR TEACHERS on all Sunday Masses of September 22 and 29, 2019 and on Saturday, October 5 (National Teachers’ Day) in your respective parish.
Let us continue to glorify God through our lives. Thank you.
(sgd.)REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES
Attached: Prayer for Teachers
PRAYER FOR TEACHERS
God of wisdom,
greatest Teacher of all,
look with love and kindness
on teachers everywhere.
Give them strength of body,
largeness of hearts
and soundness of mind
so that they may perform
their task with vigor, competence,
compassion and patience.
Help them to be committed
to their mission
to shape the tender minds
of the young in the knowledge
of the truth, the love for your creation
and the value of peace in this world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen